Thursday, June 17, 2010

Iran: justice

The mothers of the 3 of three Americans jailed in Iran for nearly a year are demanding the immediate release of their children.
They say that the three are used by the Iranian government as a pawn in a stand-off with USA.
This joint statement was the first time they critizised Iran.
Josh Fattal, 28, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Shane Bauer, 27, are imprisoned in Iran since July 2009.
The mother of Shourd said that they no longer ask, but demand the release of their children. She also said that Iran got their piece of propaganda out of their visit and they got nothing. "Whatever we have to do at this point to publicly embarrass and put them in a corner, we'll do."

Iran warned Uzbekistan that it will halt the movement of all Uzbek trains across Iran unless Uzbekistan permits the transit of freight bound for Tajikistan.
Hundreds of Tajik freight cars have been held up for months in Uzbekistan.
Iran had already informed Turkmenistan that from June 10 it will not allow trains from Turkmenistan to transit Iran on their way to Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan reportedly sends at some 150 freight cars, many loaded with cotton fiber, across Iran every day.

A hungerstrike was held by students University of Kurdistan to protest the deathsentences of 16 Kurdish political activists.
The hungerstrike also was held to recognize the fortieth day of the death ceremony of Farzad Kamangar, Shirin Alam Hooli, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakili, and Mehdi Eslamian who were executed May 9th.

source: persian2english

Former president Khatami did in a meeting with the members of central council of youth fraction and academia of National Trust (Etemad-Melli, Karroubi’s party) party on June 15th say that he condemns the insults and attacks on Mehdi Karroubi and Grand Ayatollah Saanei by a group of organized thugs during Karroubi’s visit to Qom.
A report of the meeting read here

enduring america

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.

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